Monday, June 03, 2013

Cranberry Almond Scones with Orange Glaze


I did this over the weekend for our breakfast. It is a no fuss recipe and I always used this basic recipe with a few add-ins; like fresh fruits, dried fruits, chocolate chips and nuts. We happen to like dried cranberries a lot so I added it in this time. Instead on putting nuts in the scones I just sprinkle them on top. These scones are crispy on the outside, tender and moist on the inside. They were really good on its own but even better when you spread on some clotted cream or butter.



Ingredients:

1 stick/113 gram cold butter – cut into small cubes
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
2 eggs
¼ cup + 2 tbsp half and half or milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup dried cranberries
½ cup sliced almond – for topping

Glaze:

½ cup powder sugar
1 ½ tbsp orange juice


1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degree F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set it aside. In a large mixing bowl, combined flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
2. With your fingers, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse bread crumbs. Stir in the cranberries.
3. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, half and half or milk and vanilla. Add in the liquid into the dry ingredients. Mix until the dough comes together. Pour the dough out on a well flour work surface. 4. Lightly knead it to form a ball. Flour your hand and pat the dough into a round disk to about ¾” thick. With a knife cut the dough into 8 wedges.
5. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the scones from oven and cool completely on the cooling rack. In the meantime prepare the glaze.
6. Mix the powder sugar and orange juice together until you get a smooth glaze. Drizzle it over the scones. Serve.

9 comments:

Jeannie Tay said...

I love scones too but my boys don't so I try not to make them too often because I ended up having to eat them for several days! These looks delicious!

Phong Hong said...

Gertrude, your scones look scrumptious! I must make some too :)

Shereen said...

Yeah, and it helps too that dried cranberries are so cheap in Costco.. Lol! Love that place:) your scones look so darn good.. too beautiful to eat:)

Esther@thefussfreechef said...

Hi Gert, i am not a big fan of scones but I must say these look very tempting - good enough to eat on its own :)

suituapui said...

Oooo...scones! Didn't get to eat those when I was in KL. Too many things to eat, so little time. Will have to go again...

Melgie Campbell said...

Your scones look so delicious, the glaze add some sweetness to it too make more deletable. Thanks for sharing the recipe

wen dee said...

Looks delicious! You should have a pinterest pin for your blog especially there aren't many asian cuisine recipe out there...please consider sharing your recipes via pinterest...please.....btw thanks for sharing your recipe :)

phoenix said...

looks yuuummm!!!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

oh, this look so good, must be very nice to enjoy over a cup of hot tea!